Alexander Wang Sent Goth Girls Down the NYFW Runway — Here's How To Channel The '90s Teen Trend IRL
'90's goth girls rejoice! Alexander Wang is bringing back the trend in a big way. By now, almost everyone has seen the dirty, greasy, sexy hair and makeup that Alexander Wang's models rocked on the runway at New York Fashion Week. The clothes started out all dark and brooding rock star chic, with black fur, leather, and studs, and then went 'prep school student from hell' with plaid and hardware accents. But the dark and stormy beauty looks were truly show-stopping.
No one does glam goth like Alexander Wang. The pale faced, vampire-esque models with their red rimmed eyes, razor sharp cheek bones, and naked lips are the stuff of teenage goth chick dreams. And consider the grease slicked, stringy hair plastered to the catwalkers' foreheads a welcome revival of the 90's grunge era.
I know a good number of you have already mastered the look back in 1997, while listening to Marilyn Manson and brooding over your bleak high school existence. But for those who have never spent a year or two sitting with the outcasts in the cafeteria cafeteria, I'm here to offer a little help with channeling your inner teen goth. Check out these products below to bring Alexander Wang's runway look to the street.
Line eyes by dipping a slightly damp angled brush in a matte red eyeshadow like Make Up For Ever's Artist Shadow in Morello Cherry, then soften with a Q-tip for a red-rimmed, just rolled out of the coffin look.
To mimic Alexander Wang's naked runway lip, slather on a nude matte lipstick like the Nars Pure Matte Lipstick in Nude Beige.
Blend a white foundation powder over skin for a vampiric anti-glow. Manic Panic's Goth White Face Powder is a tried-and-true fave of the original 90's goth chicks. Next, use a highlighting powder to create sharp cheekbones.
The stylists at Wang rubbed the models' hair with oil to recreate that wet and stringy, haven't washed my hair for a week look. You could go several days without a shower — or just spritz on Earth Nectar's Hair Gloss to achieve the same 'do, but you know, not be gross.